Director Joe Johnston Talks CAPTAIN AMERICA, JURASSIC PARK 4

     January 13, 2010

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Fresh off directing the highly-anticipated The Wolfman, Joe Johnston reveals the details of some enormous projects, namely Captain America: The First Avenger and Jurassic Park 4, in an interview with Boxoffice.com.  Johnston teases at the idea of a second Jurassic trilogy and gives intriguing but spoiler-free hints into the plot of Captain America.

Speaking about JP4, Johnston takes on a James Cameron-esque tone.  He says, “[Jurassic Park 4] going to be unlike anything you’ve seen.”  Then he slyly hints at the possibility of a second trilogy when he describes the story as, “essentially the beginning of the second Jurassic Park trilogy.”  So, maybe hint is the wrong word.  He pretty well implies that there is at least the possiblity of another trilogy.

Hit the jump to read what Johnston had to say about Captain America.

captain_america_comic_book_art_01.jpgWith Captain America’s shield making a cameo in both Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, you may have thought that the Cap’s origin would be updated, but Johnston insists that,

“It’s mostly period-there are modern, present-day bookends on it-but it’s basically the story of how Steve Rogers becomes Captain America.”

So it would seem that Captain America’s origin is going to stay rooted in WWII, just like the comics, but that doesn’t mean that the character will stay the same.  In fact, Johnston says,

“It’s not going to be a Captain America that you expect. It’s something different. It is influenced by the comic book, but it goes off in a completely different direction.”

With the success of The Dark Knight and the recent news of the Spider-Man reboot, it sounds completely possible that Captain America is going to go the gritty, realistic route.  That point is only reinforced by Johnston’s comments on the character of Steve Rogers.

“He’s an every man who’s been given this amazing gift of transformation into the perfect specimen-the pinnacle of human perfection. How does that affect him? What does that mean for him emotionally and psychologically? […]The rules change at that point and his life gets even more complicated and dire.”

The Wolfman hits theaters February 12, while Captain America is slated to be released on July 22, 2011.

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